Thanks to programmes such as Blue Planet and Go Jetters (I’m serious – have you seen the one about the great Pacific garbage patch? Hits me right in the feels) we’ve suddenly become very aware about the damage we’re causing to the planet, or more so, the effects are starting to show.
I think it was back in February when we were a few degrees away from putting our shorts on that instead of celebrating an early Spring/Summer, I was aghast about the irreversible damage we’ve now clearly caused.
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Guys, I think we’ve broken the planet. 🌍 . This photo was taken this time last year and, I’m going to be honest, I feel pretty sh*t about it. Whilst it’s lovely having this early spring, looking at T run around outside in a t-shirt, being a few degrees away from getting my shorts on, I have a real bitter taste in my mouth about it. . I kinda wish it was snowing (even though I HATE the snow) so that I didn’t have this truth on my doorstep right now. . Anyone else feel like this? Also, anyone else slightly worried at how horrendous this summer is probably going to be now that we’ve effed the planet?
The thing is, the concern and the evidence of climate change has always been there. I think I remember being taught about the polar ice caps melting when I was in school back in the 90’s but, like most, I kinda stuck my head in the sand and thought that we were lightyears away from anything truly happening, or that it wouldn’t really affect us. How wrong was I? Not a day goes by now where I don’t read about whales being washed up with plastic in their gut or ancient food wrappers from the 80’s being dug up.